Review | Iron Master | Patrick Tilley



Steve Brickman, former Skyhawk pilot turned AMEXICO secret agent, sneaks into Ne-Issan to rescue lost friends, while trying to keep important Federation technology from the hands of his enemies.


What I liked

✅ plenty of magic, gore and action in the final half


✅ great character moments, especially as Brickman tries to gain the alcoholic Cadillac's trust


✅ plenty of political intrigue


What I didn't like

✖ paper-cut out, stereotypical portrayals of Japanese people and culture


✖ slow-paced first half


✖ while there was plenty of worldbuiling, it was copied from Japanese culture and often conveyed in lengthy chunks


To consider

➖ this is a product of when it was written; western attitudes and understanding of Japanese culture of the 80s are part of this book


Rating

3/5 🌟


Genre: Sci-fi


Verdict: Recommended

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